— I was going to apologize to District Judge Bruce Roth but his comment about my father was so crass and out-of-line that I will not. And I’m not sure that because a 20-year-old says he’s homeless and jail would make him feel safe, that means we put him there! There must be other options for this struggling young adult.
I’m also concerned about Roth’s office telling me twice that I need a full-time job to post bail and I wonder if they are doing that to discourage individuals from posting bail and having to do the paperwork. Having only one individual posting bail in five years that was not through a bail bondsman is unacceptable and I plan to look into it further.
And thank you to the caller the other night who really, really doesn’t like Roth. Keep the calls coming!
— Some good Friday news – you may have noticed in the comments on this site that Lancaster City Police Chief Keith Sadler’s ex-wife and author of a book about him has a new name! She got remarried! Congratulations!
— And there simply are no words for LNP failing to inform the public about the alleged domestic violence by Sadler and removing his ex-wife, Rosaura T. Thomas’ comments under their stories and removing anyone’s comment that mentioned domestic violence. As I’ve said many times, they are a complete disgrace to journalism and the public.
— And that brings me to The Caucus and what a joke it is. I am republishing the below comment that came into this site because this person nails it! My only disagreement – LNP did have a Gary Hart sort of story – and, as you said – totally ignored it and kept it from the public. That would be State Senator Scott Martin with his secret divorce, secret remarriage, secret divorce again and then marrying the county treasurer. But Martin helped them out with their convention center/hotel and who knows when they might need his help again? Everyone in Harrisburg needs to know what a greedy, lying and disgusting company LNP really is!
I think I can answer your last question regarding why the “Caucus” addresses trivialities in the larger scheme of things, and won’t dare touch anything of meaning and importance: From all outward appearances, and knowing what we do about the incestuous financial relationships LNP has with certain newsmakers…and lawmakers, it looks as if the Caucus was specifically and strategically set up to 1. make it look like the parent company is, actually, a “news” organization, when it is not (i.e. to try to hide those incestuous conflicts of interest and; 2) and more importantly, to curry favor with lawmakers from outside Lancaster County that they do not yet have relationships with currently, but will need to cultivate as their avarice and greed only grows. They can accomplish that by pissing off and outing piddly lawmakers whose vote they do not need, to the delight and glee of the rest…who matter to them. It is just drawing their power and corruption into a wider net, while trying to fool the public into thinking they are a serious, unbiased news organization. I promise you that if one were to gift them with a, say, Gary Hart type story about Lloyd Smucker (I am just using that as an example), the girl would still be sitting in his lap while they cover copy machines. This strategy also helps should they face legal scrutiny or any other kind ofoversight for some of their boneheaded, if not downright unethical, immoral or illegal, actions over the past few years. Call it a preemptive strike.
** The LNP article on the police station, “Lancaster City Council hears concerns about police station security zone, lead-paint inspections,” is here. But LNP reporter Tim Stuhldreher is a liar and you can watch this on Tony Dastra’s “See-thru City – Lancaster, PA” Facebook page (click here).
* LNP has made the Sadler story an “insider” article online – click here.
HOW MANY MORE LIES FROM GRAY?
Below: An article on Police Chief Keith Sadler from today’s LNP print edition, next to it the article on the police requesting a “safety zone,” an online petition to fire Lancaster City Police Officer Todd Dickinson (click here) and a quote from Mayor Gray from the article on Sadler.